Syrian air defences on Tuesday intercepted an Israeli missile strike over the capital Damascus, state media reported, while military defectors said the missiles may have targeted Iranian-backed militias, APA reports quoting Reuters.
"Syrian air defences intercepted an Israeli aggression coming from Lebanese airspace," state media said. Earlier, state media said large explosions were heard.
A Syrian military source was quoted on state media as saying the strikes targeted parts of central and southern areas, without elaborating on the locations, adding they left only material damage.
Some state media outlets said the strikes hit Homs province which also adjoins neighbouring Lebanon, where the Iranian- backed Lebanese Shi'ite Hezbollah holds sway along the rugged border area.